Turks and Caicos Islands BASIC INFOMATION
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|UTC/GMT -5 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|21°41'32 / 71°48'13|
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TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
|Turks and Caicos Islands banks list|
Turks and Caicos Islands Introduction
The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is a group of British West Indies located in the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas of North America, covering an area of 430 square kilometers. Located at the southeastern tip of the Bahamas, 920 kilometers away from Miami, Florida, USA, and about 145 kilometers away from Dominica and Haiti. The east borders the Atlantic Ocean, and the west faces the Bahamas across the water. It consists of 40 small [1-9] islands in the Turks and Caicos Islands, 8 of which have permanent residents.
It has a tropical grassland climate. The annual average temperature is 27°C, and the precipitation is relatively low. The annual precipitation is only 750 mm. The annual sunny period lasts for more than 350 days. The Caribbean hurricane season is from May to October each year. The islands are made of limestone, and the terrain is low and flat, and the highest is no more than 25 meters. There are many coral reefs along the coast and it is the third largest coral reef in the world. 
The economy is dominated by high-end tourism and financial services (accounting for 90% of the economic structure), with a per capita GDP of 25,000 US dollars, but manufacturing and agriculture are underdeveloped. The required items are heavily dependent on imports. The capital is located in Cockburn Town on Grand Turk Island.
According to the statistics of the TCI Tourism Bureau in 2019, the number of tourists was about 1.6 million. The main city of Providenciales’ Grace Bay (Grace Bay) attracts a large number of high-end tourists every year; the British TCI and the British Open Mann, the British Virgin Islands is known as the world's tax-free paradise.
The archipelago is geographically an extension of the Bahamas and has similar structures. The altitude does not exceed 25 meters. The 35-kilometer (22-mile) wide Turks Islands Sea Channel separates the Turks Islands Group to the east from the Caicos Islands Group to the west. The islands are surrounded by coral reefs. The climate is warm and pleasant, slightly dry. The annual temperature varies from 24 to 32°C (75 to 90°F), with an average temperature of 27°C. The average rainfall is only 750 mm and there is a lack of drinking water, so water conservancy protection is strictly implemented. The hurricane season is from May to October, and there are hurricanes every 10 years.
Plant types include bushes, sprout forests, savannas and swamps in dry areas. Mangroves, cacti and Caribbean pine can be seen everywhere, and Casuarina equisetifolia is planted. Terrestrial animals include insects, lizards (especially iguanas) and birds such as white stork and flamingo (also known as flamingo). The archipelago is located on the route of migratory birds.
The total population of the archipelago is 51,000 (2016).
More than 90% of the residents are blacks, that is, descendants of African black slaves, and the rest are mixed races or whites. The official language is English. Most people believe in Protestant Christianity. Of the 8 islands in the Turks Islands, only Grand Turk and Salt Islands are inhabited. The main inhabited islands of the Caicos Islands are Providenciales, South Caicos, East Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos and West Caicos. More than 95% of the islanders live in Providenciales.
The island’s economy is dominated by high-end tourism and financial services, accounting for 90% of the economic structure. The average annual economic growth rate ranks first in the Caribbean. 2015 It reached 5.94% in 2016, 4.4% in 2016, 4.3% in 2017, and 5.3% in 2018. The per capita GDP is 25,000 US dollars, but the manufacturing industry and agriculture are underdeveloped, and the necessary goods are heavily dependent on imports. The island’s medical facilities are complete, with a high level of medical care and good postoperative rehabilitation conditions. Implement 12 years of free primary and secondary education.
Constrained by natural resources, the main industries of the archipelago are high-end tourism, overseas financial services and fisheries (mainly exporting crayfish, conch and grouper). The production of table salt was originally the mainstay of the archipelago’s economy, but it was completely stopped in 1953 due to unprofitable production.
There is an international airport on the island, and you can fly to Miami, Florida in 75 minutes, 4 hours in New York, 5 hours in Toronto, Canada, and London 11 Hours, 9 hours in Frankfurt, Germany. The islands travel by ferry and small inland planes, and there are cars on the islands. Foreign tourists can rent a car or bicycle to tour. There is no direct flight between China and the island.